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IntelePeer Partners With Chinook Communications to Integrate SIP Trunking With Hosted Microsoft Lync Unified Communications

Collaboration Provides Small and Medium-Sized Businesses With Connections That Support Comprehensive Microsoft Lync Capabilities Delivered From the Cloud

SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/12 -- IntelePeer, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand, cloud-based communications, today announced a partnership with Chinook Communications to integrate IntelePeer CoreCloud SIP Trunking with hosted Microsoft Lync unified communications deployments offered by Chinook.

Chinook Communications is the first telecommunications provider to offer Microsoft-supported Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting. This exciting service enables companies to achieve more effective collaboration and communication, while taking advantage of IntelePeer's SIP Trunking capabilities to deliver seamless, carrier-quality connections. IntelePeer's SIP Trunking service is the only secure SIP trunking offering in the United States that is qualified for Microsoft Lync.

"We are seeing a paradigm shift among small and medium-sized businesses from premise-based communications to hosted Microsoft Lync deployments due to the tremendous advantages the cloud offers in terms of flexibility, scale and advanced capabilities," said Steve Schwartz, CEO of Chinook Communications. "IntelePeer has a proven track record of supporting the full range of Microsoft Lync multimedia and collaboration features, ensuring communications are delivered with the highest level of quality and reliability."

IntelePeer is qualified to meet the Microsoft Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program (UCOIP) requirements and provides turnkey SIP trunking solutions for hosted Microsoft Lync deployments. IntelePeer's easy-to-deploy, high-quality, cost-effective services help deliver a connection to any Microsoft Lync deployment as well as to any public switched telephone network (PSTN) communications device through its CloudWorx™ platform.

"As a Microsoft Lync service provider, Chinook Communications provides small businesses the same level of communications sophistication associated with large corporations -- but at a cost an entrepreneur can afford," said Margaret Norton, general manager, Enterprises for IntelePeer. "The combination of our cloud-based SIP trunking connections with hosted Microsoft Lync helps small businesses use their communications system as a revenue-generating asset, instead of a cost center."

About Chinook Communications
Chinook Communications provides small and medium-sized businesses with best-in-class phone, conferencing, email, collaboration and other business services at a fraction of the cost of purchasing the hardware and licenses on their own. We offer enterprise-grade technologies to our customers as Web-based services, enabling your IT team to focus on strategic operations instead of maintaining servers. If you want to improve your business operations while reducing costs, Chinook Communications is here to help. We are committed to reducing your IT overhead and providing your business with the services you need to succeed. Learn more at http://www.chinookcommunications.com.

About IntelePeer
IntelePeer, Inc. is a leading provider of on-demand, cloud-based communications services that deliver high-quality voice, video and unified communications for enterprises and service providers. The IntelePeer CloudWorx™ platform combines the SuperRegistry® database, an intelligent routing solution with a global directory of more than 450 million telephone numbers and end point identifying IP addresses, an extensive Media Peering Grid™ service, and the AppWorx® development environment and tools. IntelePeer enables customers to rapidly and cost-effectively transition to IP-based communications, improving their return on investment on communications equipment and services and federate their global networks. For more information visit: www.intelepeer.com.

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